The new 2017 BMW 7 Series aims to get its groove back with time-tested and proven powertrains, new technology galore, and standard long-wheelbase dimensions. Some of its upsides include a standard adaptive air suspension system, impeccably refined engines, more passenger space, abundant and desirable luxury features, and a lots of comfort amenities. Its release date should be expected early next year.
The 2015 BMW 7 Series was a perfect car by conventional measures, however, time isn’t a respecter for anyone let alone a car. With the segment offering more and better cars, the 7 Series had to be reinvented courtesy of BMW and ultimately gained intriguing upgrades.
Start off with, the vehicle comes with copious amounts of interior space than even the S-Class. With 126” wheelbase dimension, that’s nearly 2” more than what the S-Class offers, the vehicle offers more room for its backseat passengers. Other features that the 7 Series has gained include the camera-based predictive program which comes paired to the standard air adaptive suspension system.
Things remain unchanged under the hood, as it was arguably the strongest aspect for the 7 Series and BMW might not want to upset that status quo. However, for those who haven’t been keen to watch the latest news, BMW is planning to add to the current lineup the all-wheel-drive 740i and 750i trims by this fall. Also, in the plans is the intriguing 2017 BMW 740e Hybrid.
In regards to the cabin technology, innovation, and safety, the 7 Series can easily be ranked the class leader. However, the segment offers several bogeys that might contest that title as well. The closest one is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2017 Jaguar XJ, 2017 Porsche Panamera, and the understated 2017 Audi A8.
BMW 7 Series – Available Trims
As of this writing, the new 2017 BMW 7 Series is offered in only two trims: base 740i and all-wheel-drive 750i.
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The base 2017 BMW 740i should be expected to feature keyless ignition and entry, LED foglights, 18” wheels, power-closing doors, windshield automatic wipers, adjustable suspension and drive settings, rear and front parking sensors, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, auto-dimming rearview mirror, air adaptive suspension system, LED foglights, power-folding heated side mirrors, 18” wheels, adaptive LED headlights, steering adjustable wheel, automatic climate control (four-zone), adjustable heated driver and passenger seats (10-way), and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
Standard technology features include Gesture Control, wireless phone charging, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, touchpad-enhanced controller, 12.3” digital gauge cluster, an aftview camera, BMW’s ConnectedDrive, a 10.2” central display, Harman Kardon premium audio system, and USB ports. The 2017 BMW 750i AWD adds a heads-up display, leather upgraded upholstery, unique LED headlights, 20” multicontour power fore seats, and 19” unique wheels.
Options available for the trims include steering heated wheel, frontal collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure intervention, heated front and rear seats, automatic braking, an all-surround camera, blind-spot monitoring, and Traffic Jam Assistant.
Another optional package is the Executive package that is available for the 740i trim includes contrast stitching, ventilated front seats, pillar ambient lighting, massaging front seats, extended leather seats, and a heads-up display. The 750i xDrive Executive package adds M Sport customization, wood trim seatbelt, and custom trim materials.
Exclusively provided for the 750i xDrive trim is the Rear Executive Lounge Seating package that comes equipped with Touch Command Tablet, key fob controller, a power adjustable foot rest, rear seat entertainment, and a foldable table.
Engine Specs – 2017 BMW 7 Series
The rear-wheel-drive 2017 BMW 7 Series comes with a 3.0L inline-6 turbocharged engine good for 320 horsepower and 330 pounds of torque. Both the eight-speed transmission system and a RWD are standard. The EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 21/29/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Stepping up the performance league is the 4.4L V8 engine rated at 445 hp and 480 pounds of torque. Fuel economy ratings stand at 16/25/19 mpg.
More options will be provided as the year goes on.
Date & 2017 BMW 7 Series Release Date
According to credible sources, the 740i costs an MSRP starting from $81,300, the 750i – $94,400, and the 750i xDrive – $97,400. Expect the 2017 BMW 7 Series to go for sale early next year.